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11th November 2016


In English this week, the children have continued their learning of Riddles. In pairs, they planned, wrote and recited riddles about an apple. Following this, the children planned and wrote their own riddles about either an animal or a friend. These riddles were recited to the whole class who had to guess what was being described, based on the clues. Towards the end of the week, the children carried out some revision of spelling, punctuation and grammar in preparation for next week’s assessments.


This week in maths, we have been revising the topics that we have studied so far in preparation for assessment week next week.  The children have done lots of peer coaching to help them to explain their workings and to ensure that their methods are correct.  They have covered addition and subtraction, place value, time, measures and statistics. The children are really looking forward to demonstrating everything that they have learnt so far this term.

Project Work

During project work this week, the children experimented with conducting and non-conducting materials.  In groups, they assembled simple circuits, and by swapping out materials, discovered how currents can be interrupted. Furthermore, by changing one variable at a time, the children investigated the outcomes and tested their hypotheses. They also learnt about fair testing and were exposed to a range of new vocabulary.


This week, students continued to learn more words about the school facilities. Simple sentence structures such as ‘My school has...... and so on’ were introduced to them. Students were asked to challenge themselves by translating English sentences to Chinese with the words and sentence structure taught. Worksheets were assigned to consolidate their learning as well as to enhance their writing skills. To revise what was taught, please refer to the link https://quizlet.com/_2qf2tf for the flashcards containing vocabulary words and key grammar structure.


In computing this week, students have been developing their understanding of algorithms and logic. They have been visiting the Code.org website to manage and track their progress. Students will be working on Skoolbo over the next few weeks to work on their maths skills.

Physical Education

Classes who are undertaking football have been playing in mini tournaments to put all their skills they have learnt over the 5 weeks into practice. During netball, the children have continued to develop their positional awareness in small sided games, learning more about the rules and regulations of the sport. In swimming, the children have been practising diving from our new diving blocks and applying this to a competitive situation.


This week in Year 4 music, students used solfège (Do, Re, Me, etc.) to learn the difference between scales, arpeggios and chords. Attention was given to proper keyboard fingering. Students were also encouraged to use both hands when playing. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3 was used as the basis for reflection and to reinforce learning.


All homework is to be completed in the Homework Journal.


  • Reading Comprehension: answer the questions. Remember to answer using full sentences. Only spend 30 minutes on this.
  • Spelling: Choose one of the activities in your spelling journal. Complete this activity in your Homework Journal.
  • Reading: please record daily reading in Student Planners. Children should be reading for 15 minutes each day.


  • MyiMaths: Log on and complete the Multiplication or Division activity set by your teacher. Maths sheet – if there is a maths sheet stuck in your homework book, you do this instead of MyiMaths.
  • Tables: Choose one of the times tables songs to learn or revise from our list of resources. Then choose one of the times tables practical activities to complete in your homework journal.


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